By: Aaron Daniel The Evolution of Audio Timeline
1877 • Thomas Alva Edison was working in his lab and succeeded in recovering Mary's Little Lamb from a strip of tinfoil wrapped around a spinning cylinder.
1878 • The first music is put on record, Jules Levy plays "Yankee Doodle."
1887 • Emile Berliner is granted a patent on a flat disc gramophone, from making the production of multiple copies practical.
1888 Introduces a electric motor driven phonograph.
1895 • Marconi successfully experiments with his wireless telegraphy system in Italy, leading to the first transatlantic signals from Poldhu, Cornwall, UK to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1901.
1900 • Poulsen unveils his invention to the public at the Paris Exposition.
1906 • Lee DeForest invents the triode vacuum tube, the first electronic signal amplifier.
1910 • Enrico Caruso is heard in the first live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, NYC
1912 • Major Edwin F. Armstrong is issued a patent for a regenerative circuit, making radio reception practical.
1916A patent for the superheterodyne circuit is issued to Armstrong. The Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) is formed. Edison does live-versus-recorded demonstrations in Carnegie Hall, NYC.